Accra, Ghana—Study Abroad

the University of Ghana at Legon

Program is offered through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC); the University of Ghana at Legon. The Accra program offers a unique opportunity for students to live and study in the heart of West Africa. It is the perfect destination for those who want to learn about the complex issues facing a typical developing African nation while enjoying a rich cultural, historical and social experience.

The city of Accra is made up of numerous neighborhoods, each with its own distinct flavor. It is also home to several museums and private galleries, including the National Museum with its collection of traditional Ghanaian art, the National Archives, the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Supreme Court and Parliament buildings, cinemas and many diverse markets. Musical protégé Stevie Wonder has a house in Accra, perhaps as a place from which to take in the sophisticated blend of jazz, Latin and traditional beats, which make Accra a music lover’s delight.

Course Information

You may enroll in a traditional African Studies program or choose from a wide array of courses taught in English at the University of Ghana. Courses (units) are too numerous to list here. See USAC for your class options.

The Accra program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the overall operations of the program abroad: securing appropriate student housing, helping with registration at the host university, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours and overseeing your general well-being.